|This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the World economy article.
This is not a forum for general discussion of the article's subject.
|This article is of interest to the following WikiProjects:|
Per capita GDP growth rates:  set the 1950 PPP GDP at $6.8 trillion,  set the population at 2,555,360,972, that makes the per capita GDP $2,661 in 1950, compared with 2003 there's a 201% increase, that's 2.1% a year (2661*x^53=8000).
Since 1993s $6,599 (36.5/5,531,014,635) it's 1.9% a year (6599*1.9^10=8000). As a comparison, the IMF database put the PPP GDP at $30 trillion during 1993 (), that's $5,424 per person (30/5.531). That's a 4.0% per year growth rate (5424*1.04^10=8000) - Jerryseinfeld 00:38, 4 Dec 2004 (UTC)
Yes, I noticed the discrepency about China, too. Wikipedia's article on largest economies, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_world%27s_largest_economies
lists China as the sixth largest, while this article says it is second. This may be due to difficulty in measuring China's economy. Does anyone have a source we can quote? Carax 8 July 2005 02:51 (UTC)
Import / export numbers are totally fucked upEdit
- # Yearly exports: $1.1 trillion (f.o.b., 2002 est.)
- # Yearly imports: $2.5 trillion (f.o.b., 2002 est.)
These two numbers are by definition exactly equal. Actually, due to various accounting issues they might differ by a few %, but this is just ridiculous.
20 largest economies pie chart - CriticismEdit
The Pie chart does not indicate (i) What data it represents (ie: an external citation of its data source), (ii) Whether it represents purchasing power parity or otherwise (ie: Nominal GDP), (iii) When (ie: time period over which) it is valid. CLEARLY, the tabulated data within the article IS referenced/cited BUT not the illustration itself. Further, the illustration could be argued to be misleading of the de facto state of affairs BY NOT representing the EU as a single continguous economy (though I am willing to accept arguments to the effect that the Chart is meant to represent nation states only). It is noted that the chart based upon GDP(PPP) will lead to a significantly different graphical depiction (as can be cleaned from the "List of the 25 largest economies by GDP (PPP) at their peak level of GDP in millions US$" in the article).
The graphical depiction is clearly factually misleading if one believes that PPP indicates a truer state of affairs for the world (we would hope that Wikipedia does not mislead the masses - which, of course, is a delusional hope).